The Pashupatinath Temple Development Fund has informed that the Pashupatinath temple could not be opened for the devotees in July this year.
The fund had banned visits to the Pashupatinath temple since the first week of April after the corona epidemic with new variants began to escalate.
The government had issued a restraining order against Corona on April 30. Although other areas have been gradually opened since the second week of July, the religious area has not been opened due to overcrowding. The main door in the temple area is locked.
Member Secretary of the Fund, Dr. Pradip Dhakal, said that it was not possible to open the Pashupatinath Temple in August due to overcrowding. Saun is considered to be the beloved month of Lord Shiva. Devotees from different parts of the country, including India, come to the Pashupatinath temple in August.
Last year, the temple could not be opened in July due to Corona. Devotees came to the Pashupati area in July last year and visited Pashupati Nath from outside. Crowds of devotees even came to visit from outside.